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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cliques, Hicks and Ugly Sticks (Confessions of April Grace) review

   Run and get this book for someone's stocking- even if it's yours!  The story takes place in a small town in Arkansas in 1986.  Junior high drama, bossy older sisters, a family mystery, and a Christmas pageant that no one wants to organize add up to one hilarious story with a lot of heart!  I read this book with my daughters and we all laughed together at the antics and adventures of April Grace.  She is an outspoken 11 year old who tells it likes she sees it and loves with all her might. She reminds me of a preteen Junie B. Jones with better grammar and a big heart. I absolutely loved this book.  The references to the 80's were such fun and I adored how April Grace, in her own special way, was able to save the day- more than once.  The characters were well developed and endearing, but not perfect.  Cliques, Hicks and Ugly Sticks is the second book in a series and I have the first book on (as April Grace would say) my very own personal Wish List!  Faith, family and fun are key players in this book and my daughters (ages 9 and 14) and I loved every word!  

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1 comment:

April said...

Yet, another great review, Lori! Anything having to do with my home state gets two thumbs up from me!